Universal Horror presents us this 1932 film, which brought us the undead mummies.We open in Egypt (where else?), at a British excavation site. A mummy of high priest Imhotep (Boris Karloff) has been found and with it the scroll of Thoth, a key to bring back the dead. After one foolhardy assistant reads the scroll, the mummy comes alive, then proceeds to snatch the scroll and shamble away, leaving the assistant a mess of mad laughter.Cut to ten years later, a mysterious man named Ardeth Bey assists archelogists in uncovering the tomb of Princess Anck-es-en-Amon. However, he doesn't do this out of kindness, as he has plans of his own...The film was semi-remade in 1940 (The Mummy's Hand, which itself spawned several sequels), 1959 (The Mummy, a Hammer production featuring Christopher Lee as the title creature, based more on the 1940 film than the 1932 original) a 1999 remake (The Mummy), with yet another remake on the way.The Mummy, or Imhotep or Ardeth Bey, is one of the 8 Major Universal Monsters.
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